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  1. I do have an oil leak around the transfer box so maybe its that. Thanks Steve appreciate your help!
  2. Hello all! I was driving the defender today and it felt a bit slow, like it was being held back. I could smell,what i would describe as a metal burning smell, but not very much, just a whiff. That kinda whiff when your like, is that something? or have i driven by a nasty fire in some field. I was slowing up to junctions and taking her out of gear to idle at the junction when it felt like the landy was shaking. Bit like if i were in gear and not putting the clutch in at a slow speed for the gear. It didnt stall it just felt a bit shakey. I pulled over when i could see a lay by and got out and checked around. Couldnt see anything but again that whiff was ever so slightly there but it was bloody windy so not much help. I went to pull off and it was like the hand brake was on but it wasnt. I tried going forwards, backwards but it was stuck, engine running no problem but she werent moving, i left the hand brake off ans turned off the engine and called for a pickup from the mrs. Then tried once more and she moved. And i got home. What could be the issue here? M
  3. hitting it didn't do anything. But you are right, it was an easy job to change over! it sounds like a new landy now! can't believe how different starting is! I'd be interested in the details of the specialist you use as i will recondition the one i just replaced.
  4. got to locate it to hit it! Funny you should say that. I recently;y thought my battery was faulty but i had it tested and it was fine. Turns out i have/ had an earthing issue. I found an issue with some rear lights that i resolved by sticking a new connector block on. The lights were fixed but the starting hasn't been right since. Now this. I wonder if an earth issue would prevent power getting to the starter and cause this? "Percussive" new word for me! maybe the starter is on its way out. I guess it could explain the issues i have been having with the starting. Its been starting but just hasn't had that "oomf" you get when starting a defender. Thank you guys
  5. Hi all, I just went to start the 110 and instead of the engine cranking over i get a loud spinning sound! The defender wont start and just repeats the spinning sound each time i turn the key. I have read solenoid issues or fly wheel. But have no idea. Any pointers? is it a tricky part to change over, whatever that part is? Thanks Melv
  6. Thank you. So is that how earthing works? we run earth to the bulk heads and then somewhere the bulk head is earthed on the negative on the battery? Its not something i have grasped tbh/. Thanks
  7. Thanks, when you say common connector, i am not familiar with 4 and 6 way connectors. Do you mean these:
  8. Hi all, Happy Friday! When i have my lights on my defender 110(e reg) and turn on the left indicator, my rear lights on that side do a nice disco pattern. Although i like a dance i figure id best sort this out. That and it appears to be linked to a bad starting issue that has arrived at the same time. I had the battery checked and its tested ok so i am guessing an earth issue. I removed the cover off the back of the offending light area and found a bunch of earth wires going into, what looms like a connector block. As with anything on this old beast, the are, wires etc look a bif aged. I squeezed the connector block a bit and found the disco effect stopped. Am i safe to disconenct this lot and reconnect in a new connector block? if so whats AMPs am i looking to cover here?
  9. it doest happen when moving along. its after its been on a significant trip.
  10. this is the issue, this noise ONLY happens when i have given the landy a significant drive, so 50-60 mph for 15 mins. It doesnt happen on small slow runs. Its so hard to work out where its coming from
  11. i had a rattle in my dash area when i got my 110. Found some live rounds in there!! Ex MOD vehicle.
  12. Hello all, the defender seems to have developed a new noise. The best way to describe the sound is like a steering lock has been lent against the centre console and is vibrating. It isn't this btw. This noise only occurs when i have driven a little way, so not on immediate start. I have noticed that if i say go to the local tip which is 8 miles, down the local A road so 50 ish all the way, the noise will occur when i come off the A road and stop at the roundabout. Once i have been to the tip and start up again, its not happening. So only after a good session on the road. The noise will go if i ever so slightly rev the engine. And this is at a stand still. Any ideas what i am looking at? Melv
  13. ah thanks for the responses! i have a salisbury on the rear and the front is the rover. Very useful to know, thank you for sharing this as this was the part of the procedure i was not sure about. So how does one know how much toque that nut needs then? is it standard per vehicle? I was also told that the prop shaft nuts need replacing when removed, is this true?
  14. Hi all, i am looking to follow this post to replace the pinion on my rear diff. Its not clear to me how i know which rear axle i have, Rover or Salisbury? i think its the Salisbury. how do i know for sure? I assume once i know this i can get the right seal ordered. Melv
  15. thanks for the advice guys i appreciate any help i can get. I recently bought a grinder and some twisted wire cup brushes. I was cleaning a gate for repainting. This would do the job i suppose. The down side for me is i dont have any option to work undercover so need a good forecast as well as time.. Lets assume its a hole, when you say repair is this a filler job or weld? Or does depend on the size? Would replace be the whole bulk head? I guess my fear is grinding the rust out and then having a large hole while i get it rectified.
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